Hager Ali Saleh and Albert Figueras
Umm Al-Qura University, KSA
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Drug Metab Toxicol
Aim: The aim of the study was assessing knowledge, attitude and current practice of physicians towards antibiotic prescribing in Alexandria Fever Hospital. Methods: Self administering questionnaire published as a Google form in the hospital official Facebook group. The questionnaire was designed after reviewing the literature. Results: Physicians are aware of antibiotic resistance problem in their hospital and in the country although they prefer over prescribing rather than under prescribing of antibiotics. Although 50% indicated that they are confident in the area of antibiotic resistance 45% did not receive a regular training in that area. All physicians agreed that inappropriate use of antimicrobial agents may result in antimicrobial resistance. The most of physicians (75%) agreed that the main cause of inappropriate use of antibiotics is lack of effective hospital polices and (80%) believed that their education will help in controlling of antibiotics resistance. Conclusion: There is a considerable unmet training and education needs for physicians in the area of antimicrobial prescribing therefore, there is a need to increase the teaching and training courses about antibiotics in the hospital and encourage the physicians to attend. The hospital antimicrobial guidelines need revision and to be well published between physicians.